We have alot of out dated and Tx redneck power installs in my facility, but the one that makes me question just what they're thinking, is that it's the maintenance policy that they are now (get this) you have a 480Vac 3ph circuit, going to multiple fuzed disconnects. with a hoffman box, w/ din rail 3 ph circuit breakers. Because, (So I was told) it's cheaper then buying and installing an actual 480V ckt brkr panel.
I was in a conumdrum, cause I have built a similar type 120v panel in my shop/shed at my house, w/ a few differences, I installed a main on my (homemade) breaker panel, which they aren't doing. I flat out told my boss, (a senior mechanical engineer) that "I couldn't see any city electrical inspector ever approving such a set up, let alone, the fact that the install is limited and self defeating".
While it is a step up, from what was there, it's not a step in the right direction.....
What do Ya'll think of this?